This carrot cake is extremely moist and flavorful with a hefty coating of my favorite cream cheese frosting!
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. There’s just something about all of the pretty pastel colors, the dying of Easter eggs, the family getting together – everything about it makes me so happy! The most important part of any Easter get together – besides remembering what the day is really about – is the food! Mike’s parents have it every year at their home and dessert is always my thing (obviously..).
The past few years I’ve brought carrot cake because it’s mike’s mom’s favorite and since it’s kind of a tradition now, I’m bringing it again this year. But this time, I have a brand spankin’ new recipe! Basically what I did was re-vamp the old one that was posted last year on this little old blog, making it even more flavorful and more moist than ever. Sounds like a sweet deal, right? Plus, those pictures very and I mean VERY overdue for an update. *cringe* This recipe is a new and improved version.
This carrot cake is to. die. for. It’s super moist and all of the spicy flavors are incredible. The spiciness combined with the slight sweet notes from the carrots make this cake absolutely divine. And it’s even better the next day! Think: banana bread. Once you get all of the delicious spicy flavors together and let them marry over night, they become super-charged and the cake is even more moist on the second day.
What is carrot cake without cream cheese frosting? Or a better question.. What is Easter without carrot cake? This frosting is my all-time, most favorite cream cheese frosting ever, it’s the only recipe I use! Cupcakes, cookie cakes, brownies, you name it. For layer cakes I use the recipe as-is. For cupcakes or anything requiring a smaller amount of frosting, I halve it. Easy peasy! It’s not overly sweet but has a perfect balance.
I think carrot cake is best in it’s purest form without all of the mix-ins like chopped pecans or raisins. Just give me tons of cream cheese frosting and I’m set!
^ By the way, how CUTE are these little Easter toppers?! I’m not sure exactly where they are from, they’re mike’s mother’s, but they just kill me with their adorable-ness.
Have I made you fall in love yet? This will be my favorite carrot cake recipe until the end of time and I just know you guys will love it just as much as my family does!